Jersey City/NYC Indie Pop Singer Giselle Releases Mixtape, "not ready to grow up"

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Jersey City/NYC indie pop singer Giselle’s mixtape, not ready to grow up, was recently released on November 17th.  The 9-song mixtape offers a raw, aggressive take on traditional pop music in a tug-of-war between beauty and darkness.  Giselle is perhaps most notable for singing the 2015 viral hit diarreah song” featured on FX, which collectively garnered nearly 500,000 views on YouTube.  Giselle’s not ready to grow up signifies the pop singer’s evolution with music that is honest and vulnerable, highlighting her dynamic vocal range and taking us on a rollercoaster from youthful innocence to the harsh reality of growing up in today’s society.  Every song on the mixtape will be accompanied by a music video, all of which have been directed by women—offering a change of pace in a world in which women are often underrepresented.

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Listen to the mixtape in its entirety here.

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Contact: 
Meghan Ianiro
Press Manager

Official Website | www.Giselle.us
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Hip Hop Artist IgnoVa Announces Release Date for Two Singles (Sept. 22, 2017)

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            NEW JERSEY, September 14, 2017 - New Jersey native IgnoVa, a rising hip hop musician, today announced his next two singles, 'Here We Go' and 'STD', will be released September 22, 2017.  This will mark the rapper's first multi-song release, having showcased his first single in February.  Both trap-inspired songs will be available on iTunes, Spotify, and international streaming services.

            'Here We Go' is the first of Ignova's singles to be released on September 22nd. Highlighting down-tempo trap drums, 'Here We Go' tells of the trials of balancing relationships with music work.  “'Here We Go' expresses how regardless of one's demanding tasks and duties, this person still finds time for a significant other,” IgnoVa explains.

            'STD', the second of IgnoVa's compositions being released the same date, incorporates an upbeat tempo and driving bass line.  Remarking on the single's theme, IgnoVa said, “'STD' showcases how the power of words and flow can garner enough energy to make an individual dance regardless of the situation at hand.”  An acronym for “Shake, Twerk, Drop”, 'STD' embraces modern party elements.

            Previous to the September release date, IgnoVa has digitally distributed one single and two mixtapes.  Most recently, the rapper released 'Right Now', a danceable hip hop tune embodying braggadocio prototypical of rap history's most acclaimed idols.  Mixtapes 'EMU' and 'EMU 2' acted as dual music collections that set the stage for the musician's foray into the world of rap.  IgnoVa has also been featured on Thousand Times by electro-pop singer M.C. Pollock. 

            IgnoVa is an international hip hop artist who combines maintstream genres with an astounding, acute presentation of lyrics.  Known for his trademark K E E P positiveSpirit™ campaign, the young NJ native's mission is far from over.  More information can be found at www.keeppositivespirit.com.

Contact:

inignovawetrust@gmail.com
www.keeppositivespirit.com

Links:

@dreamsatwrk
Fb.com/therealignova
Youtube.com/therealignova

 

           

 

 

 

Expanded ROCK New Brunswick Fest Announces DIY Market Vendors, Food Trucks, Buskers and Panelists (Sept. 8, 2017)

New Brunswick Music Scene Archive panel discussion
with legendary Smithereens drummer Dennis Diken to kick off three days and five events

Friday, Sept. 8, 2017 through Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017
New Brunswick, NJ

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Expanded to three days and five events to more greatly celebrate the cultural and artistic diversity of the City of New Brunswick, Hub City Sounds: ROCK New Brunswick 2017 will kick off 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8, with a free New Brunswick Music Scene Archive Panel Discussion. The event will take place at Rutgers University Alexander Library, 169 College Ave. Panelists will be:

·      Dennis Diken, drummer of Jersey legends The Smithereens, who got their start in New Brunswick in 1980 and put the local rock music scene on the national map with their 1986 major label debut, “Especially for You”

·      Sharief Hobley, who came to prominence within the local music scene in the mid-1980s with the funk-rock band Spy Godz and has had a successful career since with Amandla, John Legend, Alicia Keys and more

·      Audrey Wicht, poetess-rapper of the New Brunswick jazz-punk spoken-word outfit The Wichts and former programmer of a popular Hub City show house, The Blueberry Shire

·      Andrew Spina, owner of Hub City’s only record store, Spina Records, an Easton Avenue shop that focuses on vinyl and collector’s items

·      Bob Makin, an award-winning New Jersey music writer for nearly 40 years who has covered the New Brunswick music scene since 1989.

The expansion of the fourth annual Hub City Sounds: ROCK New Brunswick will include for the first time ever a DIY Market with 26 vendors and food trucks at the FREE main event from noon to 6 p.m. on Sept. 10 in Boyd Park on Memorial Parkway at Commercial Avenue. Vendors of music, clothing, jewelry, art, crafts, toys and more will include Spina Records, Stitch Witch Me, Batty Boutique, Quest Complete, The Paper Cicada, Traces of Wonder, Crafters Quest, Red Hot Gals Boutique, The Fairy Odd Mother, Rustica Jewelry, Etched in Ember, Great Bowls of Fire, Szugar Skulls Etc. and more found at Hub City Sounds: ROCK New Brunswick 2017’s event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/862635813884607/.

Along with nine performers, including Hub City Stompers, The Anderson Council, Cook Thugless and Nalani & Sarina, the festival’s main event also will feature delicious dishes and popular treats of five food trucks and vendors. Patrons can enjoy the gourmet grilled cheese of CheezeN, Italian-American favorites of Poppy’s Kitchen, amazing Jamaican cuisine of Simply Jerk, refreshing shaved ice of Hawaiian Husky and ice cream of beloved Mr. Softee.

Other performers in Boyd Park will include Killer Shrimp, Vertical Fixation, DJ Don Dazzo of Whirling Dervishes and Everlounge, Silent Knight The Band Called FUSE, and Sharief in Burgundy, featuring Sharief Hobley. The festival also will feature several buskers who will help raise money for the Elijah’s Promise food justice and empowerment program. Buskers will be announced soon at the Hub City Sounds: Rock New Brunswick 2017 event page.

Organized and curated by New Brunswick Cultural Center's Hub City SoundsSmugbug Productions and the unprecedented 18 member outlets of the NJ Music Media Partnership in association with Volume IV, NJ Skateshop, Caroline Romanelli Presents and Scarlet Pub, Hub City Sounds: ROCK New Brunswick 2017 also will feature:

·      Alcohol-free all-ages ROCK New Brunswick Warmup Party with Mr. Payday, Spowder, Glazer and Schwervon! from Kansas, 7 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Sept. 9, Volume IV, 120 Jersey Ave. $5

·      Alcohol-free all-ages ROCK New Brunswick Warmup Party with Neighborhood Watch DJ collective, 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, NJ Skateshop, 160 Easton Ave. (across the street from Scarlet Pub). FREE show

·      Free community workshops with Lower Raritan Watershed Partnership, LEGO Play, and Brodsky Center for Innovative Print of Rutgers University’s Mason Gross School of the Arts at the main event from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10 in Boyd Park

·      ROCK New Brunswick After Party with Speed QueenExperiment 34 , The Turnbucklers, and The Clydes, 8-11 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10, Scarlet Pub. 21 and up. $5.

Hub City Sounds: ROCK New Brunswick 2017 mainly was curated and is co-promoted by 18 music media outlets working with each other as the NJ Music Media Partnership. They are Carousel Arts, CoolDad MusicDanny Coleman's Rock On RadioGarden State Hip HopJersey BeatJersey IndieJersey RockLive from the Dining RoomMakin WavesMy Central JerseyMikeroMediaNew Brunswick Music Scene ArchiveNJ ArtsNew Jersey Stage, The Pop BreakSpeak into My Good Eye, WRAT 95.9 the Rat, and WRSU 88.7 Rutgers Radio. Other sponsors are Hub City Sounds, New Brunswick Cultural Center, Smugbug ProductionsVolume IV, NJ Skateshop, Caroline Romanelli Presents, and Scarlet Pub. For updates, visit www.facebook.com/events/862635813884607/.

Hub City Sounds is the FREE annual summer-long, multi-ethnic concert series of New Brunswick Cultural Center, mostly along the scenic New Brunswick waterfront of the Raritan River. Hub City Sounds 2017 will continue with (all locations in Boyd Park unless indicated):

·      2nd Annual Indo-American Festival, 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12

·      2nd Annual Caribbean Festival, noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26

·      5th Annual Central Jersey Jazz Festival, 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, Livingston Avenue at George Street

·      Raritan River Festival, 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sept. 24, featuring live music, vendors, new Brunswick Community Farmers market, children’s activities, cardboard canoe race, and the Beez Foundation’s annual Rubber Ducky Race with prizes for winners

·      3rd Annual Corazon Latino Festival, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8, Joyce Kilmer Park, 143 Joyce Kilmer Ave., part of New Brunswick Ciclovia.

Hub City Sounds is sponsored by City of New Brunswick, Johnson & Johnson, New Brunswick City Market and Magyar Bank. Grant funding has been provided by the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders through a grant award from the Middlesex County Cultural and Arts Trust Fund.

All events feature free parking. Boyd Park events have free parking in the city’s Public Safety Building, 55 Commercial Ave., over the Commercial Avenue Bridge. Visit www.newbrunswickarts.org/2017-hub-city-sounds-festival/.

New Brunswick Cultural Center is a nonprofit umbrella organization working to support, promote and develop arts, art education and community arts engagement in the New Brunswick area in partnership with resident companies State Theatre of New Jersey, George Street Playhouse, Crossroads Theatre Co., American Repertory Ballet, Zimmerli Art Museum, and Rutgers University’s Mason Gross School of the Arts, as well as coLAB Arts, City of New Brunswick and more. Visit www.newbrunswickarts.org.

An electronic press kit for both the entire Hub City Sounds concert series and Hub City Sounds: ROCK New Brunswick 2017 can be found at https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B01yMICiLUESQVdNcVVQaDdKczA. The EPK includes audio and video public service announcements, banner ads, posters, photos and more.

Contact: 

Tracey O’Reggio Clark, 908-917-2862, toreggio@devco.org
Dan Swern, danswern@gmail.com
Bob Makin, 732-998-9339, makinwaves64@yahoo.com
ELECTRONIC PRESS KIT:
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B01yMICiLUESQVdNcVVQaDdKczA

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ERYN SHEWELL to Perform at Soulsational Festival (July 29, 2017)

On July 29th from 11am to 8pm, Soulsational Festival will be celebrating music and wellness for its 7th year at Veterans Park in Bayville, NJ.  This free community event will feature "live music, local health and wellness businesses and practitioners, giveaways, a silent auction, and lots of opportunities to give back and unite the Jersey Shore community."  One of the event's live music acts is singer and songwriter ERYN SHEWELL.  Enjoy this interview with Eryn, below: 

What's your name, where are you from, where are you based now, and what do you do?

My name is Eryn.  I am originally from Maryland, but I am based in NJ now.  I am a Retropop singer and songwriter. 

What's your background? What would you like people to know about you & your work? 

Eryn has developed a reputation as one of the premier up and coming voices on the scene today. Originally from MD and now living in NJ, Eryn's style is heavily influenced by the musical traditions of the south.  

Eryn's respect for the traditions of Jazz, Blues and Country fused with her modern Retropop style and brought together by her incredible vocal ability has been said to give even the most hardened critic chills.

She has recorded and shared the stage with artists such as Gregg Allman, Don McClean, Gin Blossoms, Johnny Winter, Robert Cray, Little River Band, Walter "Wolfman" Washington, Marsha Ball, Eric Lindell, Sonny Landreth, Steve Ferrone, Bernard Purdy, and many more.

How did you hear about Soulsational? What can we expect to see/hear at the festival, and what are you personally most looking forward to? 

I heard about the festival via a friend.  I will be playing a mix of my original songs mixed with a couple covers as an acoustic trio.  I am looking forward to listening to all the other amazing talent on the bill that day.  

How can people connect with you online? Do you have a website? Are you on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Bandcamp, Soundcloud, etc.? 

My website is www.Eryn.band.  You can find me under the name ERYN or ERYN SHEWELL on all social media. 

JULIAN FULTON AND THE ZOMBIE GOSPEL to Perform at Soulsational Festival (July 29, 2017)

On July 29th from 11am to 8pm, Soulsational Festival will be celebrating music and wellness for its 7th year at Veterans Park in Bayville, NJ.  This free community event will feature "live music, local health and wellness businesses and practitioners, giveaways, a silent auction, and lots of opportunities to give back and unite the Jersey Shore community." One of the event's live music acts will be JULIAN FULTON AND THE ZOMBIE GOSPEL.  Enjoy this interview with Julian Fulton (songwriter/multi-instrumentalist), below: 

What's your name, where are you from, where are you based now, and what do you do?

My name is Julian Fulton.  I'm from and currently live in New Jersey, and I'm a songwriter and multi-instrumentalist.

What's your background? What would you like people to know about you & your work? 

I grew up in a big family of very animated and creative people.  That's definitely had a huge impact on me, as I've been involved in art and music since a very young age, and they've been my biggest supporters along the way.

How did you hear about Soulsational? What can we expect to see/hear at the festival, and what are you personally most looking forward to? 

I actually played Soulsational with The Zombie Gospel back in 2014.  Everyone can expect to hear us play some new, old, and unreleased songs and probably sweat a lot along the way.  We're looking forward to sharing our music with festival-goers again and taking in all the music and activities offered by Soulsational.

How can people connect with you online? 

http://julianfulton.com
http://julianfulton.bandcamp.com
http://soundcloud.com/julianfulton
http://facebook.com/julianfulton
http://instagram.com/julianfulton
http://twitter.com/julian_fulton
http://youtube.com/julianfulton
https://play.spotify.com/artist/3uhHYU7D4t9nUU843IDhS6?play=true&utm_source=open.spotify.com&utm_medium=open

Julian Fulton (and The Zombie Gospel)
JulianFulton.com | Bandcamp | Facebook | Instagram | Youtube | Twitter

JOSHUA VAN NESS to Perform at Soulsational Festival (July 29, 2017)

On July 29th from 11am to 8pm, Soulsational Festival will be celebrating music and wellness for its 7th year at Veterans Park in Bayville, NJ.  This free community event will feature "live music, local health and wellness businesses and practitioners, giveaways, a silent auction, and lots of opportunities to give back and unite the Jersey Shore community."  One of the event's live music acts is singer/songwriter, guitarist, and drummer JOSHUA VAN NESS.  Enjoy this interview with Joshua, below: 

What's your name, where are you from, where are you based now, and what do you do? 

My name is Joshua Van Ness, born in Somerville, NJ currently living in East Brunswick, NJ.  I am a singer/songwriter, guitarist and drummer. 

What's your background? What would you like people to know about you & your work? 

I've been making music since my teens.  I've been fortunate enough to tour this great country on several occasions.  While I really enjoying writing and recording, I truly live for performance.  I love being able to connect with people on some sort of intangible line or wave length even if it is just for a moment.

I call my music "soulrock."  My music tends to be of the rock/pop nature, but everything I do, I try to inject at least a hint of soul into it.

How did you hear about Soulsational? What can we expect to see/hear at the festival, and what are you personally most looking forward to? 

I first heard of the Soulsational festival I think 3 summers ago.  This will be my second year in a row playing the festival.  Last year's event was just incredible!  Great live music, awesome food, a great mix of vendors, and a lot of cool activities for families.  I am really excited for this year's line up of performers.  

How can people connect with you online? Do you have a website? Are you on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Bandcamp, Soundcloud, etc.? 

I invite people to connect with me on Facebook.  (I use a personal page.  You can search "Joshua Van Ness," I will be the guy with the guitar and hat.)  You can also catch me on Instagram  www.instagram.com/Joshuavannessmusic or on Twitter www.twitter.com/joshuaJvanness.

QUINCY MUMFORD & THE REASON WHY to Perform at Soulsational Festival (July 29, 2017)

On July 29th from 11am to 8pm, Soulsational Festival will be celebrating music and wellness for its 7th year at Veterans Park in Bayville, NJ.  This free community event will feature "live music, local health and wellness businesses and practitioners, giveaways, a silent auction, and lots of opportunities to give back and unite the Jersey Shore community."  One of the event's live music acts is QUINCY MUMFORD & THE REASON WHY.  Enjoy this interview with frontman / guitarist Quincy Mumford, below: 

What's your name, where are you from, where are you based now, and what do you do? 

My name is Quincy Mumford.  I am a singer-songwriter, guitar player, and front man of Quincy Mumford & The Reason Why.  I grew up in West Allenhurst, NJ and now am based one town over in Asbury Park.

What's your background? What would you like people to know about you & your work? 

I am 25 and have been writing, performing and putting out records since age 16.  I like to create authentic funky positive music.  My goal with each new song and project is to write music that soothes the soul and makes you feel lifted.  So far, each record has a different vibe and different message, as I am always trying to evolve my sound.  Check out my latest release "State of Mind" on Spotify

How did you hear about Soulsational? What can we expect to see/hear at the festival, and what are you personally most looking forward to? 

I have seen the posters around over the years for Soulsational.  It always seemed like a really cool festival.  I am glad they asked us to play this year!  I am looking forward to getting funky and making people dance, along with seeing some of my friends in the other groups playing. 

How can people connect with you online? Do you have a website? Are you on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Bandcamp, Soundcloud, etc.? 

Quincymumford.com
facebook.com/quincymumford
Instagram: @quincymumford
Twitter: @quincymumf
Spotify

HONEY SPOT BLVD to Perform at Soulsational Festival (July 29, 2017)

On July 29th from 11am to 8pm, Soulsational Festival will be celebrating music and wellness for its 7th year at Veterans Park in Bayville, NJ.  This free community event will feature "live music, local health and wellness businesses and practitioners, giveaways, a silent auction, and lots of opportunities to give back and unite the Jersey Shore community."  One of the event's live music acts is HONEY SPOT BLVD.  Enjoy this interview with Jessica Paris (Guitar / Vocals / Flute), below: 

What's your name, where are you from, where are you based now, and what do you do? 

My name is Jessica Paris, and I’m in Honey Spot Blvd.  We are based out of Hamilton, NJ.  I play guitar, flute, (sometimes drums) and sing.  Other members include Bill Wieszczek (guitar & vocals), Terry Crawford (bass), and Rusty DiPasquale (drums & vocals).  We play mostly originals with a few covers, and we have a domino addiction.  After we practice, we play at least 2 rounds of dominoes before we’re officially done for the night.

What's your background? What would you like people to know about you & your work? 

The band has been together for 15 years.  We genuinely enjoy each others company.  We have 2 band CDs that range in style from rock, funk, pop and blues – we even have rap on our CDs.  Of course we’re not the one's rapping - that would be terrible and we would owe a lot of money back to people for trauma if that were the case.  Rusty’s son, Salvatore, is actually a really good rapper who makes the appearance on the CDs and even at our live shows.  We’re just a fun band with catchy tunes.

How did you hear about Soulsational? What can we expect to see/hear at the festival, and what are you personally most looking forward to? 

The festival-goers are all super friendly.  A few of us carried around a “Free Hugs” sign.  Giving strangers genuine hugs, that human contact, was amazing.  And all the music between the Pavilion and the main stage was wonderful to listen to.  I discovered and followed a few people that I had never heard of until Soulsational.  I look forward to discovering more people and bands to follow!

How can people connect with you online? Do you have a website? Are you on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Bandcamp, Soundcloud, etc.? 

http://honeyspotblvd.com/
www.jessicaparis.com
https://www.facebook.com/JessicaParisMusicArt/
www.instagram.com/jessicaparismusic

KEITH EGAN to Perform at Soulsational Festival (July 29, 2017)

On July 29th from 11am to 8pm, Soulsational Festival will be celebrating music and wellness for its 7th year at Veterans Park in Bayville, NJ.  This free community event will feature "live music, local health and wellness businesses and practitioners, giveaways, a silent auction, and lots of opportunities to give back and unite the Jersey Shore community."  One of the event's live music acts is singer-songwriter/recording artist KEITH EGAN.  Enjoy this interview with Keith, below: 

What's your name, where are you from, where are you based now, and what do you do? 

My name is Keith Egan, I'm from Tinton Falls, NJ, and I am a singer-songwriter/recording artist.

What's your background? What would you like people to know about you & your work? 

I've been singing and playing guitar my whole life and making progress along the way.  After starting to play gigs at the age of 13, I've played more and larger shows and have written more songs than before, leading to the recording of my first EP titled, Come Along, and my album that came out July 14th, The Best Is Yet To Come.  I try to make positive music that's catchy and enjoyable for anyone and everyone.  My songwriting has developed a lot, and I'm excited to keep going with it.

How did you hear about Soulsational? What can we expect to see/hear at the festival, and what are you personally most looking forward to? 

I heard about Soulsational last year through some of my friends that played the event and knew through their pitch of positivity and acceptance that it was something I wanted to be a part of.  I know the acts are going to be great from my experience hearing them, and I expect to hear a lot of uplifting and great songs from amazing artists. 

How can people connect with you online? Do you have a website? Are you on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Bandcamp, Soundcloud, etc.? 

I'm available on Facebook as Keith Egan Music, and people can find my brand new record and other previous projects by searching for me by name on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon Music, Bandcamp and more.  I'm also going to be launching my website this week.